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Entertainment Announced for 2019 Who’s Who of Hispanic Chicago Gala Event

 The Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos and El Bandolero band will be the featured entertainment at Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event, to be held on July 12, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Sones Mexicanos will perform during cocktail hour, sponsored by Remy Martin and El Bandolero will close the night with a live performance=

“Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala is a celebration and we thrive to host another fun event to celebrate these wonderful accomplishments,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

BMO will be the presenting sponsor of Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event that is also supported by ComEd, Wintrust, Peoples Gas, Remy Martin, Coca Cola, Northeastern University, MZI, Aeromexico and GSG Consultants and Salvador Insurance as the Small Business sponsors.

Negocios Now Who’s Who special edition profiles over 250 individuals in different categories and will also present special awards to Camerino Gonzalez, founder of Los Comales Restaurants, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Socorro Vazquez, president of Toro Construction Corp, who will receive the Latinas in Business Award; Daniel Arce, CEO of Tropical Optical, who will receive the Business of the Year Award; and Jose R. Sanchez, president of Norwegian American Hospital, who will receive the Community Champion Award.

Other awardees are Peter Villegas, Vice President and Head of Latin Affairs for Coca-Cola Company and Jamie Rhee, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The event is almost sold out with over 370 confirmed attendees. The tickets can be purchased HERE!

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alejandra Cano whoiswho@negociosnow.com or call at (773) 942-7410

About Negocios Now:

Founded in 2007 by Nicado Publishing Company, Negocios Now is the most awarded  Latino business publication in the U.S., and the most dynamic news source in the midwest, for emerging Hispanic businesses. Negocios Now focuses primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development within the Latino community.

Negocios Now Founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year” in the U.S., in October of 2018, by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

 

 

Commissioner Jamie Rhee to receive El Amigo de Negocios Now Award

Jamie Rhee, Commissioner of the Department of Aviation, will be the recipient of “El Amigo de Negocios Now Award-2019” during the Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala event that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 12.

 “Jamie has not only been a good Amiga of Negocios Now, recognizing our role in covering the growing Hispanic business community for 12 years but has been especially an amazing friend of small minority businesses, encouraging them to become certified companies, opening the doors to new opportunities”, said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

  Rhee manages one of the world’s busiest airport systems, comprised of O’Hare and Midway International Airports, which serves more than 100 million passengers each year and propels Chicago as a global leader for air cargo activity.

Chicago’s airports are also among the most connected in the world, serving more than 260 locations via 50 different commercial carriers to 46 countries worldwide. Rhee today oversees multi-billion dollar modernization programs designed to further elevate the travel experience of one of the world’s best-connected airport systems.

Rhee has demonstrated experience mastering complex issues in aviation as well as municipal government, having served in earlier roles as Chief Procurement Officer where she oversaw purchasing and procurement reform on behalf of the City of Chicago; as well as in previous roles at the CDA, including as General Counsel on the O’Hare Modernization Program. Rhee has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University School of Law.

Nicado Publishing established the “El Amigo de Negocios Now Award” as a thank you to all those who have helped this small company make Negocios Now the most awarded Latino business publication in the country in the last decade with over 15 national awards and a Peter Lisagor award for General Excellence Award in 2012.

Recently, Negocios Now announced the other Special awards during the Who’s Who Gala event. Since 2014, the publication recognizes the Hispanic leadership in Chicago with a unique Special Edition and Gala Event that has been sold-out in the past five years.

Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago-2019 is supported by BMO Harris Bank as Presenting Sponsors, as well as ComEd, Wintrust Corporation, Remy Martin, Coca-Cola, Peoples Gas, Northeastern University and small business as MZI and GSG Consultants. Other sponsors will be announced in the upcoming days.

For more information email Alejandra Cano, Editorial and Event Coordinator,  whoiswho@negociosnow.com or call 630-728-9627.

Phil Barreda: El Amigo de Negocios Award-2018

Phil Barreda, Vice President of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC), will be the recipient of “El Amigo de Negocios Now Award-2018” during the Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 13.

For more than a decade, Barreda has been the Executive Vice President of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., an entity that helps companies to become certified as a minority-owned, thereby opening them up to growth opportunities. He has also served as interim president of NMSDC during a nationwide search for a permanent president.

“Phil has not only been an inseparable friend of Negocios Now since the beginning, but he has been a friend of many small businesses in their quest to survive and grow in the face of adversity”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Phil was named Executive VP of Chicago MSDC in 2006 and has served in all aspects of business support and development since then, including membership expansion, access to capital and strategic business alliances. He had been with Harris Trust and Saving for 13 years before joining MSDC.

The others who will receive special awards during the Negocios Now Business Gala are Adela Ortega, CEO of Professional Locomotive Services, Inc ., Latinas in Business Award;  GSG Consultants, Inc., Business of the Year; and Ricardo Estrada, from Metropolitan Family Services, Community Champion Award.

Nicado Publishing established the “El Amigo de Negocios Now  Award” as a thank you to all those who have helped this small company make Negocios Now the most awarded Latino business publication in the country in the last decade with 15 national awards and a Peter Lisagor award for General Excellence Award in 2012.

Negocios Now will be announcing two other special awards for the Gala in the following days.